OM [AAA] Talonflame

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:SS/Talonflame:
Talonflame @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz / Will-O-Wisp
- Roost
- Swords Dance / U-turn

Talonflame trades in its nerfed Gale Wings for Magic Guard to become a powerful attacker with excellent Speed and longevity! Thanks to recoil-free Life Orb and 120-Base Power STAB moves, it can OHKO offensive threats like Zarude and Azelf. With its 48 PP of high-powered attacks, it can even stall out recovery moves from walls like Toxapex. Its blazing base 126 Speed outpaces all common threats save Tapu Koko and Barraskewda. Fire and Flying have near-perfect coverage in AAA outside a few checks like Primordial Sea Zapdos and Flash Fire Corviknight. Talonflame can also run Will-O-Wisp to chip its checks and set up on physical attackers like Garchomp. It can either run Swords Dance to set up and sweep late-game or U-turn to generate momentum against its checks like Tapu Fini and Flash Fire Corviknight. Talonflame thrives on pivot-laden teams featuring Regenerator Swampert and Pixilate Tapu Koko, which give it multiple opportunities to come in and wear down the opposing team. It also pairs well with strong physical wallbreakers like Terrakion that provide more immediate power.
 
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:SS/Talonflame:
Talonflame @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz / Toxic
- Roost
- Swords Dance / Will-O-Wisp / U-turn

Talonflame trades in its nerfed Gale Wings for Magic Guard to become a powerful attacker with excellent Speed and longevity! Thanks to recoil-free Life Orb and 120 BP STAB moves, it can OHKO numerous offensive threats like Zarude and Azelf and 2HKO most of the rest. With its 48 PP of high-powered attacks, it can even stall out the recovery of otherwise reliable walls like Toxapex. Its blazing 126 Speed outpaces all common threats save Tapu Koko and Barraskewda. Fire and Flying have near-perfect coverage in AAA outside of Primordial Sea Zapdos (and flash fire mons that resist flying?), which Talonflame can cripple with Toxic. [Something something wisp is great for crippling garchomp and still gets DOT on things like primsea zapdos or w/e] It can either run Swords Dance to threaten late-game sweeps or U-turn to generate momentum against its checks like Tapu Fini and Flash Fire Corviknight. Talonflame thrives on bulkier, pivot laden teams that can get it in multiple times to outlast its checks; good partners include (I feel like it's better to talk about "cool" partners like Pixilate Koko w/ volt switch and regen pert -> corv and chansey will just sound like fat team central to the uninformed) Corviknight and Chansey. It pairs well with powerful physical wallbreakers like Terrakion that provide more immediate power.

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:SS/Talonflame:
Talonflame @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz / Will-O-Wisp
- Roost
- Swords Dance / U-turn

Talonflame trades in its nerfed Gale Wings for Magic Guard to become a powerful attacker with excellent Speed and longevity! Thanks to recoil-free Life Orb and 120 BP Base Power STAB moves, it can OHKO offensive threats like Zarude and Azelf. With its 48 PP of high-powered attacks, it can even stall out recovery moves from walls like Toxapex. Its blazing base 126 Speed outpaces all common threats save Tapu Koko and Barraskewda. Fire and Flying have near-perfect coverage in AAA outside a few checks like Primordial Sea Zapdos and Flash Fire Corviknight. Talonflame can also run Will-O-Wisp to chip its checks and set up on physical attackers like Garchomp. It can either run Swords Dance to set up and sweep late-game or U-turn to generate momentum against its checks like Tapu Fini and Flash Fire Corviknight. Talonflame thrives on pivot-laden teams featuring Regnerator Regenerator Swampert and Pixilate Tapu Koko, which give it multiple opportunities to come in and wear down the opposing team. It also pairs well with strong physical wallbreakers like Terrakion that provide more immediate power.
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